Activities Department


Activities Director Dave Schwarzenbach



Honoring our Veteran Mack Porter

Kearney High School and Smithville High School recognized Mack Porter as the Honorary Captain for their District Championship game. Mr. Porter graduated from Smithville High School and was recognized as the most outstanding senior athlete. Following high school, he enlisted in the army during World War II. 

After Mr. Porter returned home from the Army he moved to Kansas and taught Math and Science in Kansas at Highland High School. While teaching he coached football, basketball, and track coach. During his time there he started their first football program and led them to a conference championship. After several years he decided to start his own lumber business in Kearney Missouri and never looked back. 

Mr. Porter is known for his love of sports and his support of both communities. Mr. Porter also donated the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearney in honor of his brother Howard Porter who also fought in World War II.

Congratulations to Coach Scott Crall 

On Friday night at halftime during the football game, Coach Crall was recognized as the 2021-2022 Track Coach of the Year. He was presented the award by Lou Mazzocco, Assistant Executive Director for Boys Track and Field at MSHSAA. 
“MSHSAA is pleased to honor Coach Crall as a valued contributor to interscholastic activities in the State of Missouri.”

Brock Christopher Selected for State Honor


KHS football standout to be recognized as part of “Elite 11” on Oct. 19

SOURCE: Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Kearney, Mo., August 17, 2022: Missouri’s Sports Hall of Fame will honor Kearney High School graduate Brock Christopher as a member of the “Elite 11” during the 2022 Football Luncheon on Oct. 19 in Springfield.

The Elite 11 Awards honor former high school, college and professional standouts who made positive impacts on the game, according to the Sports Hall of Fame. The luncheon is also an annual opportunity to induct new members into the Sports Hall of Fame and give out the annual President’s Award.

“Everybody in Missouri is excited about the football season, and we’re honored to be recognizing very deserving folks who have made it special in the state,” Missouri Sports Hall of Fame CEO & Executive Director Byron Shive said. “The Elite 11 Awards feature some pretty neat storylines.”

Mr. Christopher was an accomplished three-sport star at Kearney High School, where he graduated in 2005 before attending the University of Missouri. He was a standout linebacker and tailback. He rated as the No. 31 inside linebacker prospect in the nation according to, and the same group ranked him as the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Missouri. SuperPrep had him as the No. 55 prospect at any position in the Midlands region.

Christopher led Kearney in tackles all four years, as he registered career totals of 467 tackles, 51 tackles for loss and three interceptions. Along the way, Kearney won back-to-back Class 4 state football titles (2002 and 2003). He was a three-time First Team All-State selection at linebacker (2002-2004). As a junior, he ran three times for 50 yards in the 2003 title game, and added a game-high 10 tackles (including one for loss), as Kearney completed a 13-0 season. He had 84 tackles as a senior, including 11 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

At Mizzou, Christopher played in 52 games over four seasons, and was a three-year starter who had 307 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss. He is now national sales manager for MAG Trucks in Columbia.

Christopher was among the first group of honorees to be inducted into the Kearney Athletics Hall of Fame during its debut banquet in 2017.

College Signing Information

Kearney High School offers an on-campus celebration for those athletes that will be continuing their collegiate careers. If athletes are interested in celebrating on campus please choose your dates from the options listed below. We are limited to 6 athletes per signing. Forms are available blow or in the Activity Office and are due one week prior to the signing date.



Online forms are now available for your student / athlete to participate in Kearney School District Activities. 

Please read the Kearney Activities Handbook. Once you have read and understand the information provided please open up the Kearney activities Commitment form and either sign online or print out, sign and return to the Kearney Activities Department.

The MSHSAA Annual Requirements form is a form that must be signed before the student  / athlete can participate in activities. Please open up the attached MSHSAA Annual Requirements and sign online. A current physical must be completed and filed with the Kearney activities department. Physicals are good for 2 years from the date of the physician’s signature. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Kearney Activities department at 816-628-3647 or email or


PHYSICALS: Physicals are now good for 2 years from the date of the physicians signature.   An annual participation form (3 Pages) is also required every year. The annual participation form does not need to be completed by a physician. All forms need to be turned into the athletic office or your coach before you are able to participate in practice, tryouts, or events. All the forms are below. If you have any questions, please call the AD office @ 816-628-3647 (DOGS)